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A Dual Three-Phase DC-Link Inverter Prototype Powering a Redundant Space Robotics Motor Drive

Wimmer, Tilman and Reill, Josef and Sedlmayr, Hans-Jürgen (2023) A Dual Three-Phase DC-Link Inverter Prototype Powering a Redundant Space Robotics Motor Drive. In: 2023 13th European Space Power Conference, ESPC 2023. 13th European Space Power Conference (ESPC) 2023, 2023-10-02 - 2023-10-06, Elche, Spanien. doi: 10.1109/ESPC59009.2023.10298193. ISBN 979-835032899-8.

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Official URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/10298193


Like their industrial counterparts, space robotics motor drives require a DC-link inverter to convert the spacecrafts DC-bus voltage into a three-phase AC rotating field. The designer of a space grade inverter needs to balance various opposed design objectives. Achieving a high level of operational reliability, including dependable fault monitoring capabilities is essential, while simultaneously keeping design complexity as low as possible. Based on the preliminary results of an earlier on-orbit-servicing project study initiated by German Aerospace Center DLR, the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics has developed an engineering prototype of a robotic arm for space. This paper describes the design and initial operation of the robotic system's dual three-phase DC-link inverter, which powers the robotic motor drives. It summarizes some lessons learned during the development process and indicates the next steps required to further test and qualify the inverter for a planned in-orbit demonstration of European space robotics servicing technology.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/201231/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:A Dual Three-Phase DC-Link Inverter Prototype Powering a Redundant Space Robotics Motor Drive
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Wimmer, TilmanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0001-4625-9726UNSPECIFIED
Reill, JosefUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4092-063XUNSPECIFIED
Sedlmayr, Hans-JürgenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1180-3960UNSPECIFIED
Date:8 November 2023
Journal or Publication Title:2023 13th European Space Power Conference, ESPC 2023
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Keywords:three-phase power inverter, permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM), space robotics motor drive, on orbit servicing
Event Title:13th European Space Power Conference (ESPC) 2023
Event Location:Elche, Spanien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:2 October 2023
Event End Date:6 October 2023
Organizer:European Space Agency ESA and Industrial Electronic Group of Miguel Hernández University Elche (UMH)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Robotics
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RO - Robotics
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - On-Orbit Servicing [RO]
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (since 2013) > Mechatronic Systems
Deposited By: Wimmer, Dipl.-Ing. Tilman
Deposited On:17 Jan 2024 12:41
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 21:01

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